Dried Cherry-Walnut Sweet Rolls
- 1 (25-ounce) package frozen roll dough, thawed according to package instructions
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 (3-ounce) package dried cherries, chopped
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons hot water
- Preheat oven to 200°.
- Place dough balls in 2 greased 9-inch round cakepans. Turn off oven. Cover dough balls with plastic wrap; let rise in oven 25 to 30 minutes or until doubled in bulk. Remove from oven. Remove and discard plastic wrap.
- Stir together walnuts and next 4 ingredients. Sprinkle mixture evenly over dough in pans.
- Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool.
- Stir together powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons hot water. Drizzle evenly over rolls.
- Pecan-Golden Raisin Sweet Rolls: Omit walnuts, cherries, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. Replace with 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, 1/2 cup golden raisins,1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar, and 3/4 teaspoon apple pie spice, stirring together with melted butter. Proceed as directed.
- Apricot-Orange Sweet Rolls: Omit walnuts, cherries, 1 tablespoon sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. Replace with 1 (6-ounce) package dried apricots, chopped, and 1 tablespoon grated orange rind, stirring together with melted butter. Proceed as directed. Omit hot water, and replace with 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice, stirring together with powdered sugar. Proceed as directed.
- Note: For testing purposes only, we used Rich's Enriched Homestyle Roll Dough.
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